Members of the media who find it inconvenient to travel to Hung Hom to cover Hutchison Telecom's press events should heed this warning: make sure your shoes are made for walking. You may have to travel even farther. Sources at Hutchison Telecom headquarters said both the mobile telephone and fixed-line business unit Hutchison Global Communications (HGC) have plans to relocate to offices at Kwai Chung Container Terminal 9 next year. Hutchison Telecom and HGC are currently leasing five floors at Harbourfront in Hung Hom. More than 1,000 staff will surely miss their harbour view, but they could take some comfort in knowing they are moving to one of the world's busiest ports. Hutchison is looking to house all its telecommunications business units and the international investment arm Hutchison International in Kwai Chung in the new office building. Some back offices previously in Container Terminal 8 will also move to the nearby terminal to ensure better group communication. Rumours had been rife for years about the possible relocation to Kwai Chung, but it was only recently that the Hutchison Group management decided to save costs by relocating. The move is also expected to help boost Hutchison Telecom International's resources pending its public listing. Kwai Chung, which is closer to the international airport than Hong Kong's central business district, may soon be transformed into a bustling telecoms district. Listed company City Telecom has already purchased new headquarters in Kwai Chung. The same goes for China Resources' Peoples Telephone. Ever been bothered by the strong mobile roaming signals coming from China Mobile or China Unicom when you are in Lau Fau Shan or Tin Shui Wai? No worries. At least one mobile operator has a solution. SmarTone Telecommunications said concerned users could dial this code: *109*01# to bar China roaming signals. No registration is needed. This simple instruction can save users over $10 per minute as roaming charges. Just remember to unlock by pressing #109*01#. Hutchison's 3 is making another aggressive push to sign up more subscribers to its third-generation cellular service. The operator is offering a maximum cash rebate of $800 to attract existing second-generation mobile phone subscribers to ditch their present service and subscribe to 3. To back this up, Hutchison 3 has drawn up a list of 2G handsets available for trade-in, and is offering additional cash rebates of between $200 and $500. Both deals, of course, are subject to would-be subscribers agreeing to be locked into the 3 service for a stretch of time. New subscribers who migrated from their old 2G service will also receive three months' worth of free video call service. As of August 19, Hutchison 3 had about 124,000 subscribers to its 3G service.